Wedding planning FAQ's and suggestions
HOW IS HAVEN FLOWER FARM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER FLORISTS?
We are a local flower farm, located in Kennewick, Washington. We will source the majority of your wedding flowers from our farm, providing beautiful in-season flowers. Given enough time, we can even grow flowers specifically for you!
HOW DO I "BOOK" HAVEN FOR MY BRIDAL FLOWERS?
~Submit our "Pre-Consultation form"
~ Have your budget range in mind. We know it's hard to trust someone you've barely met, and the wedding industry is known for it's high prices. But here's where you get the expertise of a flower/florist. The more we know, the more we can help.
~ Schedule a 15+ minute phone chat. I never want to waste you and your fiancé's time. And since I love talking about weddings, we'll jump right into it! I am very organized and will walk you through the whole process with ease. And it'll be fun along the way!
~ You'll want to send me some pics and give as many details as you can. I create a vision board for your wedding, from which I work. A picture speaks a thousand words, after all!
~ Usually within 24 hours I'll send you the proposal through PayPal, and it will need a thorough going-over. Make sure it represents your vision, budget, and what we've talked about. Feel free to request changes!
~ Once you've "approved estimate" (a button on the form), I'll convert it to an invoice. You'll be able to make your deposit (50% non-refundable) directly from this form. If you'd rather pay cash, venmo, square, just let me know. We can set up an alternative payment method. I generally work through Paypal because I'm used to it!
WHAT IF I HAVE CHANGES?
Changes are expected and are absolutely no problem (date changes...that's a different story!). You may have changes in the number of the bridal party; you may want to adjust your colors, etc. You may even want to change the types of flowers (uh...flower farm here, so that's not a problem!) That's why we have a final consultation 4-6 weeks before your wedding. We'll cover everything, and make any changes you'd like, at that time.
We do not have "change order" charges at this time, but changes do affect the over-all prices.
CAN I GET THE EXACT FLOWERS IN MY FAVORITE LOOK?
Yes, we can get the exact flowers you're searching for. That being said, if your budget doesn't stretch to the more expensive flowers, we can propose alternatives to get the look.
We will do everything we can to create your dream, including growing the flowers here on the farm if we have enough time. But, nature sometimes has her own ideas and we have to go with it. (We all remember the heat wave of June 2021, right?) But, as a farmer/florist, we always have a back-up plan!
DO YOU DELIVER?
In the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas, we deliver and set up as needed, for a small fee. We're in Kennewick, and if it's in your plan you can come and pick the florals up from the farm.
For weddings a little further away, we can prepare your flowers for farm pick up and transport. We can also deliver, but the fee is relative to distance.
DIY: WHAT ARE YOUR DIY OPTIONS?
~ Full DIY: So, your great Aunt Tessie wants to do your flowers? We can help you come up with the perfect plan, with flowers, fillers, and foliage from the farm. Just fill out the "Pre-Consultation" page to get started.
~ Custom DIY Combo: Some brides want to do a portion of their wedding flowers, but not all. We can help you make a plan, and provide all the flowers, filler, and foliage, as well as making any arrangements or bouquets you may not want to take on. It's a big day, after all.
WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT VASES?
~ We have a vase rental program that is very affordable. We offer a variety of vases that may be exactly what you're looking for. And once they've been returned to the farm, you don't have 20-30 vases laying around the house!
~ Can we use our own vases? Yes, absolutely. Please be sure to bring your (clean) vases to us at least 2 weeks before the event. (It would be even better to have them at the final consultation.) Measurements of your vessels will be used to give you an estimate of the cost of your centerpieces and arrangements, so it's best to know as early as possible what you'll be using.